Urinary incontinence (UI) can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life, especially if she begins avoiding activities and situations due to concerns about urine leakage. A recent study suggested that women with the problem tend to get less exercise—and that’s unfortunate, since other research suggests that exercise
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With between 13 and 17 million adult Americans experiencing urinary incontinence—and half of those affected being women—the loss of bladder control may seem just an irritatingly normal part of aging. And if you have arthritis, the urge to keep going can become even more of a nuisance.
While arthritis does not
Q. What are some causes of urinary incontinence, and what can be done about them?
A. Incontinence is not a typical result of growing older, but may result from a physical condition such as arthritis, infection, neurologic disorders, or diabetes. Overall weak muscles, combined with a weak pelvic floor, also can
Q. I’ve recently begun to leak a little when I laugh and cough. It’s embarrassing, but I’m also concerned that it could get worse. What should I do?
A. Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone but it’s more likely to occur with aging. It is also more common among women than
Urinary incontinence (UI) can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life, especially if she begins avoiding activities and situations due to concerns about urine leakage.
“UI is very common; one in three women have it. But, for many women, UI is a hidden condition because it is a